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August 31, 2015

Why Whit​e​ Vinegar is on the Blacklist

By: Leanne Ely If you’ve been reading our Saving Dinner posts and articles for any amount of time, hopefully you’ve grown aware of the dangers of the GMOs lurking in our food chain. Sometimes it feels like a never ending battle to avoid these foods. Everywhere we turn, there’s a new food danger to be… Read more

August 27, 2015

The Alkaline Life Saver?

By: Leanne Ely When we eat a diet containing too much sugar, protein and grains, our bodies become acidic. With your body in an acidic state, you may experience pain, weight gain and you may also be at risk of developing any number of diseases. That’s because a low oxygen (acidic) environment in the body… Read more

Fresh fruits and vegetables at farmers market

August 25, 2015

46 Fresh Market Foods for August

By: Leanne Ely   In August, there are so many types of foods ripening in the fields and on the trees, I am just like a kid in a candy store when I hit up my local Farmers Market. Have you been to the market lately? I truly believe that we need to support our… Read more

Prepping fresh vegetables for cooking in the kitchen with diced zucchini, tomato, white onion , green capsicum or bell pepper and eggplant arranged around a wooden chopping board with a knife

August 21, 2015

4 Steps to Quick Meal Prep

By: Leanne Ely   It’s 5pm. Songs of “What’s for dinner?” ring through the house, and you realize you have no idea. You have nothing thawed, nothing planned, and you have a house full of hungry people. This is one of the reasons why I’m big on meal planning, but this exact scenario happens to… Read more

Paleo vs Primal

August 20, 2015

Paleo versus Primal. What’s the difference?

By: Leanne Ely By now, you all know that I’m a supporter of the paleo lifestyle. I’ve experienced the benefits myself, so it’s easy for me to get behind this way of eating. If you’ve done any amount of research into paleo, you’ve no doubt come across the word primal along the way. Perhaps you’ve… Read more

Kitchen Fire, Cooking fire, Cooking safety, fire safety

August 13, 2015

Kitchen Fire Prevention

By: Leanne Ely A few years ago, a friend of mine (a young mother of two) had a terrifying moment in her kitchen. She’d turned on the water to boil a pot of eggs and went to change a diaper in the next room. She smelled something burning and ran to the kitchen to discover… Read more

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August 10, 2015

6 Essentials for at Home Smoothies!

By: Leanne Ely   Smoothies? They’re fantastic. I drink one every single day. Smoothies can pack in a lot of nutrition when you don’t have a lot of time to make a full meal. Now, smoothie bars are popping up ALL over the place, but you can set up your very own smoothie bar at… Read more

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July 20, 2015

16 Summer Salads

By: Leanne Ely I make a meal out of a salad on a regular basis, but especially during the summer. It really is hard not to pile on the fresh vegetables when they’re in season. In case you’re short on salad inspiration, let me share some ideas for you for the summer. There are enough… Read more

shrinkgrocerybudget

July 13, 2015

5 Quick Ways to Shrink Your Grocery Budget

By: Leanne Ely   Navigating the grocery store in this day and age feels like tiptoeing around a minefield. With everything we’re hearing about GMOs, hormones and chemicals in our foods, it makes you wonder if it’s safe to eat anything anymore. In a perfect world, we would all be able to buy everything fair… Read more

Childtoveggielover

June 30, 2015

5 Ways to Turn Your Child into a Veggie Lover!

By: Leanne Ely It’s easy to get kids to eat fruit. Fruit is sweet and it comes in pretty colors. Getting kids to eat vegetables, though? Well that’s a whole other story. If your children are good little veggie eaters, there’s a good chance you’ve exposed them to veggies from a young age so that… Read more